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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is not really an issue for me because I have a car. But if I were ever to need to get around, public transportation is everywhere surrounding the CSU campus. We even have the Trolley which is free!

4 College Junior

Transportation: Campus provides unlimited public transport for $25 a semester, which is a steal.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Easy to get around the city.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus is right in front of the Healthline and the Trolley. So it is very convenient. Right down the street you have all the buses that take you all around Cleveland and the Rapid. each student pays 25 dollars per semester for the unlimited RTA pass that you can use on any public transportation.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: CSU provides each student with free public transportation option as well as campus shuttles. This is especially great for students that commute. They can avoid parking costs and save money on gas, at the risk of convenience of course. The only downfall would be that if you miss a bus you are potentially late if that particular bus doesn't run frequently.


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There is no transportation available on campus that is through the school. Most students get around campus just fine because campus is not that big. The InnerLink can take you from the Science Building to Playhouse Square with only having to walk outside briefly. If a student wants to leave campus, he or she can take the trolley, which stops near the Music and Communication Building every ten minutes Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Getting outside of the city takes more time and patience because you have to make sure you have your bus pass ready, and the bus time schedule in mind. Once you have a destination, you can look up the bus route online. Make sure to do this all ahead of time because you do not want to get lost alone in Cleveland.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • The RTA
  • Cabs
  • Trolley
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Limos, shuttles, and taxis are available. Call (216) 898-5161 for more information.
Did You Know?
CSU students get their RTA U-Pass included in tuition every year.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

CSU escorts
(216) 687-2020
Monday-Friday 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (GCRTA)

In the spring of 2009, students passed a referendum indicating their support of the University's agreement with Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (GCRTA) for a University student pass at a semester fee of $25.

(216) 566-5100

1240 W. Sixth St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

The airport is only about eight miles from campus.

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.

1465 Chester Ave.

(216) 781-0520

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Cleveland Amtrak Station

200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 85 responses

  • 59% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 24% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 12% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 7% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 78% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 15% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 59 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 60 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 60 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 84 responses

  • 38% Very easy.
  • 55% Fairly easy.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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